The Shah returned to Saudi Arabia again

The first car in the Tipo 103 series was the Shah of Persia, delivered to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had been impressed by the Maserati 3500. He commissioned Maserati’s chief engineer Giulio Alfieri to use a slightly modified 5-litre engine from the Maserati 450S on the 3500GT’s chassis. For nearly 50 years, this spectacular, one-of-a-kind Maserati was parked in Saudi Arabia, slowly withering away.